D.O. PRIORAT - SPAIN
Region/ Sub-Region: Spain, D.O.Q. Priorat, Vila de Gratallops.
Grapes: 85% Garnacha and Carignan; and 15% Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Syrah.
Soil: Llicorella (Slate).
Vinification: Varietals fermented separately. Temperature controlled, long maceration.
Aging: Wine kept in French oak barrels for 10 – 14 months. Followed by ‘coupage’ and bottling. Wines are then bottle aged for the remaining of the time.
Nose: Notes of minerals on the nose. Predominance of ripe forest fruits and slightly roasted overtones.
Taste: Elegant and balanced, with a ripe fruit entrance, followed by a fresh flavor with an unctuous, long finish, and slight wood overtones.
Color: Intense scarlet with clear and bright ruby red trimmings.
Gastronomy: Pair with any grilled meat, rich fatty fish dishes, Iberico ham. Exquisite pairings with sweet-and-sour contrasts, caramelized onion, soya, compotes, and chocolate sauces.
Suggestion: Open and decant 30 minutes before serving.
A pleret is a Catalan expression that means “slowly, calmly, and step by step”. This is the best way to enjoy this wine. Buil & Giné’s proposal is that once this wine is opened, it allows people to discover and enjoy a “pleret”, a vast range of sensations and aromas. This is a true experience that conveys the essence of the Priorat and its valuable ancient vineyards.
Talking About the Wines:
-Vinous Media “Mediterranean Spain: Diversity and Consistency, by Josh Raynolds, Apr ’19 gave 93 points to Buil & Giné 2011 Pleret. "Bright violet color. Lively, highly expressive aromas of ripe red berries, potpourri, succulent herbs and pipe tobacco, with an exotic hint of incense gaining power with air. Fresh and lively on the palate, offering intense black raspberry, cherry pastry flavors, deeper licorice and bitter chocolate notes. Shows impressive energy and smoky, mineral thrust on a gently tannic finish that leaves fruitcake and sweet chewing tobacco notes behind. Here's a 2011 Priorat that can easily go head-to-head with its 2010 sibling, which isn't an easy task."
-Vinous Media “Mediterranean Spain: Diversity and Consistency, by Josh Raynolds, Apr ’19 gave 93 points to Buil & Giné 2011 Pleret. "Vivid ruby. A complex bouquet evokes ripe black/blue fruits, licorice, violet and smoky minerals, with a hint of exotic spices in the background. Sweet and focused on the palate, which offers intense blackcurrant and bitter cherry flavors that turn sweeter and more energetic with aeration. A spine of juicy acidity adds structure and zesty thrust to the subtly tannic finish, which lingers with strong dark fruit- and mineral-driven tenacity."